Dissecting John Wick: Chapter 4’s Pivotal Post-Credit Scene and Its Implications
A First in the John Wick Series
John Wick: Chapter 4 is now in cinemas, and unlike the previous movies, the action doesn’t stop at the credits. The new film sees John Wick (Keanu Reeves) attempt to free himself of the High Table once and for all, bringing him back into contact with former allies like Caine (Donnie Yen) and Koji (Hiroyuki Sanada).
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Wick also makes potential new allies in the form of Koji’s daughter Akira (Rina Sawayama) and the enigmatic Tracker (Shamier Anderson). One of these allies takes center stage in the critical post-credit scene.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead. Do not read on if you haven’t seen John Wick: Chapter 4 yet.
John Wick 4 Post-Credit Scene Explained
The post-credit scene doesn’t involve Wick (and if you’ve seen the movie, you know why) and instead picks up with Caine in Paris. As we saw earlier in the film, Caine likes to listen to his daughter playing music and will give her some flowers. However, coming to meet him before he gets there is Akira, who preps her switchblade as she nears Caine when the scene ends.
Akira’s Quest for Revenge
Caine killed Akira’s father at the Osaka Continental, and Akira made Wick promise to kill Caine in retaliation. Wick spared Caine’s life during their duel, saving his final bullet to kill the Marquis (Bill Skarsgård) instead.
So Akira has decided to take matters into her own hands and avenge her father’s death instead. Whether she manages to kill Caine remains to be seen, as he’s shown to be a formidable opponent during the movie.
- What happens in the John Wick: Chapter 4 post-credit scene? – The scene features Akira, who prepares her switchblade as she approaches Caine in Paris, likely seeking revenge for her father’s death.
- Does the post-credit scene involve John Wick? – No, the scene focuses on Akira and Caine without any involvement from Wick.
- What could the post-credit scene mean for John Wick’s future? – Akira could potentially return in John Wick 5 or her spin-off movie, depending on the success of the upcoming Ballerina spin-off.
Akira’s Future in the Wick-universe
Of all the characters introduced in Chapter 4, Akira feels the likeliest to return either in a potential John Wick 5 or in her spin-off movie (probably dependent on how well the Ana de Armas spin-off Ballerina does).
Akira also blames Wick for her father’s death, so if she managed to kill Caine, she might pick too – assuming he still could form a part of the fifth movie’s plot.
Equally, this post-credit scene might be a full stop for Akira and included solely to tie up a loose end from the movie. Hopefully, it’s a sign of more Akira coming in John Wick’s future.
Why Akira’s Post-Credit Scene Matters
After all, there’s never been a John Wick credit scene until now, so clearly, Akira is important. This pivotal post-credit scene may indicate that the filmmakers have bigger plans for Akira’s character in the expanding John Wick universe.
Adding a post-credit scene to John Wick: Chapter 4 hints at potential future developments for the franchise. With Akira’s character taking center stage in the background, fans wonder whether she will play a more significant role in upcoming sequels or spin-offs. As the John Wick universe evolves, audiences can look forward to more thrilling action, plot twists, and character arcs.